Male Tummy Tuck in Washington, D.C.
Concerned with stubborn areas of fat and drooping skin on your lower abdomen? If you’ve recently lost a significant amount of weight or are seeing the effects of aging, your skin elasticity and abdominal muscle structure may not be what they once were. To help tighten these areas and remove excess skin and fat, our board certified plastic surgeons often recommend male tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty.
Male Body Contouring After Weight Loss
Losing a large amount of weight is a big accomplishment that should be celebrated. Unfortunately, many men are left with hanging skin and stubborn fat bulges on the stomach that diet and exercise just won’t touch. A tummy tuck can help you enjoy your hard-earned results by removing excess skin and fat, tightening your underlying abdominal muscles, and tightening remaining skin. The end result is a smoother, tighter contour that highlights your abdominal muscles.
What to Expect from a Tummy Tuck for Men
Your tummy tuck will be performed under general anesthesia in our accredited surgical suite or at Sibley Memorial Hospital. Depending on your individual needs and the specifics of your procedure, you may be required to stay overnight for your initial recovery. Your surgeon will begin by making a horizontal incision low on your abdomen, just above your pubic area in a natural skin fold to ensure resulting scars are as inconspicuous as possible.
Through this incision, your surgeon will separate the excess skin from the muscles of your abdominal wall. This will allow him to examine and evaluate your underlying muscle structure and repair any weakness or laxity that may be present. Once the muscles have been repaired, excess abdominal skin will be removed and remaining skin will be tightened.
If necessary, your surgeon will then perform liposuction to remove any deposits of stubborn fat in the area to ensure a flat, even outcome. Once the desired results have been achieved, your incision will be sutured and dressed, and you will be placed in a special compression garment to promote healing and protect your results.
After Your Male Tummy Tuck
To reduce the accumulation of fluid in the area, you will likely be sent home with drains. Within three to five days, you will return to the office for your follow-up appointment and to have your drains removed. The support garment should be worn for around three weeks, but can be taken off when you shower or bathe.
After your procedure, you will experience swelling and some discomfort in the area. Your surgeon may prescribe oral pain medication to help manage this discomfort, and you should be feeling comfortable enough to resume light activities within a week to ten days. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least two to three weeks, though we encourage you to walk as soon as possible after surgery to reduce swelling and fluid accumulation.
Learn More About your Male Body Contouring Options
If you’re interested in tummy tuck surgery or finding out about your other options, the first step is meeting with a board certified plastic surgeon who has male plastic surgery experience. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with one of our surgeons, where we can help you understand the benefits of this procedure and answer any questions you may have.